[Zope-dev] implementing zope.component 4.0

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Mon Nov 30 06:03:48 EST 2009

Chris McDonough wrote:
> Lennart Regebro wrote:
>>> I have very much
>>> come to appreciate the power of this delegation in, say, BrowserViews;
>>> even if it did take me several months to understand the multiadapter
>>> pattern!
>> I hear this a lot, so this is apparently something that is common to
>> take a while to grasp. Any ideas of what to make multi-adapters more
>> understandable would probably be a good thing.
> The typical misunderstanding starts like this, I think:
[snip scenario]

 > Personally, even I don't really know how it works.

I think this scenario is actually a lot more common among those of us 
(you and me) who *do* have an idea of what multi adaptation actually 
does. :)

I think what you are describing is a lack of understanding of the 
detailed mechanism. Perhaps it's different for you, but I haven't heard 
stories of beginners being confused by this. I think you only tend to 
run into this if you do something quite advanced with the ZCA, i.e. 
build frameworky things yourself.

That said, better documentation would again be useful.



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